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An acquaintance of mine has survived one serious medical diagnosis already. The other day she was shocked out of her sox, so to speak, to get a phone call about a recent mammogram. The doctor wanted to run more tests due to "suspicious" results.
Any normal person would feel a surging rise in their blood pressure over this news. She did. And she added self-blame to the problem. Why? Because she's been taking Hormone Replacement Therapy, a known risk for breast and other cancers.
She asked friends for help in her efforts to face the situation. I'll share my suggestions to her with you, so you'll "get the flavor" of what the "It's MY Crisis! And I'll Cry if I Need To" book is all about: coping strategies.
You've been told
You've taken HRT under medical advice.
Practice looking at the larger picture,
still developing, with a game plan.
You want to win the game
Write down questions before
Each nice thing you do
I'm asking you to
by redirecting your thoughts
Show yourself those skills
We're supposed to be compassionate.
Including to ourselves.
Read "It's MY Crisis! And I'll Cry if I Need To: A Life Book that Helps You to Dry Your Tears and to Cope with a Medical Challenge."
To your good emotional health,
Coping with a Medical Crisis?
Make the Changes You Need in Your Life